Course Title: Fashion Design Studio 8 (Applied)

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion Design Studio 8 (Applied)

Credit Points: 36

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


315H Architecture & Design


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010

Course Coordinator: Denise Sprynskyj

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2782

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

All preparatory work completed in GRAP2233 Fashion Design Studio 7(Applied)

Course Description

Design Studio 8 (Applied) builds on and extends the knowledge acquired in all areas undertaken in the program prior to year four. This course consolidates the knowledge and skills and assists in applying it to a real world context. This is the core course within the eighth semester of the Bachelor of Design (Fashion). The course advances your research, analytical, evaluative and practical skills in relation to design development, processes and outcomes. You will apply your ability to evaluate and develop creative solutions, presentations and prototypes for specific design projects relative to applied fashion and with reference to particular target markets. Emphasis is placed on exploratory 2D and 3D design and the development of original ideas and concepts that are viable within the fashion system.
This course will develop proficiency in applying the design process to a commercial need in the field of fashion at a level consistent with that of a high level of professional practice. You will gain experience in interacting with an external company or organisation relative to your area of study.
This course provides the platform for depth of analysis, research and creativity for further postgraduate study.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will be able to:
• Develop a significant body of work that reflects applied design processes and innovative outcomes
• Understand and analyse the design philosophy of a particular company or organisation. Assess the management and administrative structure of a company or organisation.
• Understand a specific market area relative to the design of particular products or operation of processes.
• Apply the knowledge acquired to a specific project in a professional manner.
• Extend design, research and practical skills within a commercial context

Overview of Learning Activities

Individual project based learning supported by tutorials, studio and workshop sessions. You will spend time within a host company or organisation. This course is mainly project based but will be supported by detailed documentation of company/organisation structure and operation. 
You  will be required to undertake thorough research into their area of interest using a diverse range of research methods. This information will then be critically evaluated.

Overview of Learning Resources

References appropriate to individual research projects as discussed with lecturer.

Overview of Assessment

Regular review of progress at tutorials and feedback during the semester.
Major Project
• Preparation work written assessment of company or organisation
• Project brief objectives and methodology
• Final project presentation
The project will be reviewed as a final body of work developed according to individual contracts by a panel which includes lecturers, an external practising industry representative and feedback from the host organisation. Due to the individual project base and personal contract some flexibility can be negotiated for assessment requirements.
While a minimum attendance standard is not compulsory in this course attendance at tutorials and seminars will be necessary to meet the educational requirement of this course.